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HP Pavilion Media Center m8167c Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Product number

GG793AA

Release date

29-May-2007

Country/region sold in

  • US
  • Canada

Motherboard

Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • Form factor: micro-ATX-24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel P965
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 800/1066 MHz (processor dependent)
  • Processor socket: 775
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 2 PCI slots
    • 1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics cards
    • 1 PCI Express x1 slot

Processor

Figure 2: Intel Core 2 Quad logo
Image of Intel 2 Quad logo
  • Operating speed: Up to 2.4 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: 775
  • Bus speed: 1066 MHz
Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield) Q6xx0 with Quad Core technology up to Q6600 (2.4 GHz, B-3 step, 105W)
  • Core 2 Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe) up to E6700
  • Core 2 Duo E4x00 series with Dual Core technology (Conroe)

Memory

  • Amount: 3 GB
  • Speed: PC2-5300 MB/sec
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
  • Supported DIMM types:
    • PC2-4200 (533 MHz)
    • PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
    • PC2-6400 (800 MHz)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 2 GB DDR2 DIMMs
  • Supports 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
  • Supports 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
NOTE:*Actual available memory may be less

Video graphics

Figure 3: Video card (full size)
Image of video card
Figure 4: Video card (low profile)
Image of video card
Figure 5: Ports (full-size bracket)
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - S-Video*
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI-I (dual-link)**
Figure 6: Ports (low-profile bracket)
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI-I (dual-link)**
* Composite Video using SV-to-CV adapter
** VGA using included DVI-to-VGA adapter
  • Interface: PCI Express x16
  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • HDMI PC resolution: 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    • DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    • DVI PC resolution (dual-link): 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    • VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 85 Hz
    • S-Video TV resolution: up to 480i*
      * Use NVIDIA software to optimize display
  • 256 MB onboard memory
  • Supports two displays at the same time*
    * On the full-size version, two of the three ports are usable at any one time
  • Supports HDCP
Motherboard does not contain onboard graphics hardware to display video. A video card must be installed.

Sound/Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed
  • Number of channels: 6
  • Audio CODEC: ALC888S
  • Maximum bit depth: up to 24-bit
  • Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz
  • Supports SPDIF digital

TV-Tuner

Figure 7: TV Tuner card top view
 Image of TV tuner card
Figure 8: Ports
 Image of available ports on TV tuner card bracket
1 - Right audio in (R)
2 - Left audio in (L)
3 - S-Video in (S-Vid)
4 - Coaxial ATSC (ANT IN)
5 - Coaxial NTSC (TV In)
6 - Coaxial FM radio
  • Interface: PCI Express x1
  • Supported transmission standards:
    • ATSC (digital)*
    • NTSC (analog)
    • FM Radio*
    * Requires an antenna
  • Both ATSC and NTSC connections can be used at the same time.
  • A 10-pin header on the card provides additional S-Video, composite video, and audio inputs for multimedia connections on the front of some PC cases.

Networking

  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Intel 82566DC
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet) LAN NOTE: Gigabit Ethernet is backwards compatible with 10/100 Mb/s network hardware.
  • Transmission standards: 1000-Base-T Ethernet
Figure 9: Wireless card - side view
Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: USB
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 54 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g
  • Supported antenna connections: 1
  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz and 2.5 GHz dual band
  • Supported security protocols:
    • WPA
    • WEP
Figure 10: Modem card side view
 Image of modem card
  • Interface: PCI 2.2
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 56 kbps for V.92 connections*
  • Transmission standards: V.92, V.90, V.44, V.34*
    * Features must supported by the ISP at time of connection.

Hard drive

Figure 11: Hard drive
  • Size: 640 GB (2 x 320 GB drives)
  • Interface: SATA
  • Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 12: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB
  • Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
  • Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
FunctionMaximum speed
DVD-RAMup to 12x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write onceup to 8x
DVD+R write onceup to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteableup to 8x
DVD-R write onceup to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteableup to 6x
DVD-ROM readup to 16x
CDR write onceup to 40x
CDRW rewriteableup to 32x
CDROM readup to 40x
Figure 13: Optical Drive
Image of the optical drive
Interface: PATA
FunctionMaximum speed
HD DVD-ROMup to 2.4x
HD DVD-ROM DLup to 2.4x
DVD-ROM readup to 5x

Memory Card Reader

Figure 14: View of memory card reader
Image of card reader
Supports the following cards:
  • Compact Flash I
  • Compact Flash II
  • IBM Microdrive
  • Memory Stick (MS)
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
  • MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
  • Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
  • SmartMedia
  • xD Picture Card (xD)

Computer Case

Bay Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 1
Personal Media Drive 1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

300W power supply

I/O Ports

  • 1394: 1
  • USB: 2
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1
  • Audio L-R: 1
  • S-video in: 1
  • Composite video in: 1
Figure 15: Back I/O panel
1 - PS/2 mouse (green)
2 - Coaxial SPDIF Out
3 - RJ-45 Network (LAN)
4 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black)
5 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange)
6 - Audio: Line In (light blue)
7 - Audio: Line Out (lime)
8 - Audio: Microphone (pink)
9 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray)
10 - USB 2.0: 4
11 - IEEE 1394a (FireWire)
12 - Coaxial SPDIF In
13 - PS/2 keyboard (purple)

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 16: Top view of keyboard
Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB
    • Volume up
    • Volume down
    • Mute
      * Buttons are not configurable
    • Sleep
    • HP Club
    • Internet (web)
    • Email
    • Search
    • Info
    • Eject 1
    • Eject 2
    • Burn CD/DVD
    • Previous
    • Play/pause
    • Stop
    • Info
Figure 17: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB wireless connection (with receiver)
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel
Figure 18: View of remote control
Image of remote control
  • Infrared remote control
  • External IR receiver
  • Compatible with Windows Media Center

Software

NOTE:HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software CategorySoftware TitleSupported by HP Application Recovery
Operating System
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows Anytime Upgrade
  • No
  • No
  • No
CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW
  • Windows Movie Maker & Windows DVD Maker
  • HP DVD Play HD DVD 2.4
  • Roxio Creator 9 Basic
  • Roxio MyDVD 9 Basic
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Rhapsody (not available in French Canada)
  • Real Player
  • My HP Games (not available in French Canada)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Productivity
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Works 8
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 Trial
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Photosmart Essential 2
  • muvee autoProducer 6
  • Yes
  • Yes
Security
  • Norton Internet Security 2007 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Yes
Support
  • HP Total Care Advisor (not available in French Canada)
  • HP Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • Help & Support Center
  • Online documentation
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
Recovery
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • Recovery Disc Creator
  • No
  • No
Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Yahoo toolbar
  • ISP offers
  • No
  • No
  • No
HP Partner offers (may vary)
  • Snapfish PictureMover (link to download, US only)
  • No
NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.